The 13-year-old boy who died after his tractor overturned in Co Mayo will be laid to rest today. Kyle Pilbrow was killed when the tractor he was driving overturned on a road at Scardaune, near Claremorris last Saturday.
He was a first year student at St Colman's College in Claremorris. Fine Gael councillor Tom Connolly says the community will rally around for support.
"People numbed, people stunned from the loss of the 13-year-old's life," he said. "Our sincere sympathies goes the family and the bereaved, and particularly all his college friends, and neighbours and all the surrounding villages - who are equally as numb as everybody else is.
"They're all pulling together, they have to at this difficult time - it is a very tragic accident. In any small community nobody wants to hear anything like that. Unfortunately it happened and a young life is lost."